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The latest news from the catskiing / snowcat industry.  Where to ski, who has snow, whats happening.  We also post reviews of the latest gear, skis, and some general interest stuff.  Be sure to check for last minute deals to make your winter vacation the best.

WATCH: Sammy Carlson's Over Time

WATCH: Sammy Carlson's Over Time

Sammy Carlson is an artist and he may have just released the best edit so far this Fall. Nevermind that some of the epic pow footage was captured at Mustang Powder, it is a total 7 minutes and 20 seconds of pure white gold. Put it on, turn it up, and sit down because this will make you ache for ski season.

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Out of Bounds IMAX: Behind the Scenes at K3 Catskiing

Get a look at how this epic IMAX experience is being shot

Out of Bounds IMAX: Behind the Scenes at K3 Catskiing

Here is a look behind the scenes for the upcoming IMAX feature Out of Bounds: An Epic Mountain Journey. This featurette showcases the team shooting with all their gear at K3 Catskiing here in British Columbia. It is fun to see how these creative film makers capture the content for their films and tell stories in different ways. In the video you will see some of K3's awesome terrain and a sneak peek at their new lodge but what gets us most excited is that Pisten Bully PB 600 he is sitting on!

Out Of Bounds: An Epic Mountain Journey presented by Honda, is the upcoming Giant Screen 3D documentary following Torah Bright and friends along their mountain journey from Antarctica to Alaska.

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Glen Plake visits Mustang Powder Catskiing

Filming for this year's Warren Miller film Timeless

Glen Plake visits Mustang Powder Catskiing

Last season Glen Plake dropped in to check out Mustang Powder Catskiing. They were shooting for Warren Miller's latest ski flick: Timeless.

"I can't believe where they take these cats. The road systems are incredible. The guides? Of course Top notch! They have one thing in mind...LOTS OF SKIING!"

We have skied Mustang a few times and know exactly what Mr. Plake is talking about. Nick and the crew up there are all about getting in as much skiing as humanly possible. Then they feed you well and tuck you in for a good night's sleep so you can do it all over again!

 Check out this little behind the scenes exerpt from Warren Miller's TImeless and then be sure to keep the tradition going, grab some buddies and go to the premier in your area.

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CHARGE! Watch the first installment of the season from Salmon Freeski TV

Wowy, wow, wow, wow FPV Drone to the max!

Salomon Freeski has figured out a magic formula... combine a World-class drone operator with the likes of Cody Townsend, Alexi Godbout, Stan Rey, Chris Rubens, and Jordan Temkin. Oh, and add in the fact that this was shot exclusively at the legendary Chatter Creek and the result is the heart-racing, stoked-building experience that makes you want to charge hard every day all day. Check it out and enjoy. Charge!

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First POW of the season at Big Red Catskiing

BC got a surprise September storm cycle and the stoke is high!

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We had 4 days of Fall here in Canada before the snow hit. And hit it did! Kieren at Big Red Cats was so stoked he and his daughter headed up into their tenure to check it out. From their video the reported around 40 cms near the base of their operation and a guestimate of over half a meter up top! Click the link to see the video...

fisrt snow at big red catskiing 2019

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Winter 2019-2020 Predictions... It's going to be HUGE!

We know and we have science to back it up

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A Big Winter is just around the corner. We know because we are seeing the tell tale signs. Big pine cones up high, thick berry bushes, an abundance of alpine wildflowers, Johnny's hair is flowing wildly...

Are you seeing any of the signs? Here are 21 Signs of a big Winter is in store according to very scientific folklore:

  1. Thicker-Than-Normal Corn Husks.
  2. Woodpeckers Sharing a Tree.
  3. The Early Arrival of the Snowy owl.
  4. The Early Departure of Geese and Ducks.
  5. The Early Migration of the Monarch butterfly.
  6. Thick Hair on the Nape of a Cow’s Neck.
  7. Heavy and Numerous Fogs During August.
  8. Raccoons With Thick Tails and Bright Bands.
  9. Mice Chewing Furiously To Get Into Your Home.
  10. The Early Arrival of Crickets on the Hearth.
  11. Spiders Spinning Larger-Than-Usual Webs and
  12. Spiders entering the House in Great Numbers.
  13. Pigs Gathering Sticks.
  14. Ants Marching in a Line Rather Than Meandering
  15. Early Seclusion of Bees Within the Hive.
  16. Unusual Abundance of Acorns.
  17. Muskrats Burrowing Holes High on the River Bank.
  18. “See how high the hornet’s nest, ‘twill tell how high the snow will rest.”
  19. The Size of the Orange Band on the Woollybear (or Woollyworm) Caterpillar. According to folklore, if the caterpillar’s orange band is narrow, the winter will be snowy; conversely, a wide orange band means a mild winter. All black caterpillars are not Woollybears. And fuzzier-than-normal woollybear caterpillars are said to mean that winter will be very cold.
  20. Squirrels Gathering Nuts Early to Fortify Against a Hard Winter.
  21. Frequent Halos or Rings Around the Sun or 22. Moon Forecasts Numerous Snowfalls.

So if you see pigs gathering sticks...get your skis out!

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TRAILER: Warren Miller's Timeless

The legend continues...

Warren Miller may have passed on by he left his mark on the skiing world in a big way. Timeless looks to be an amazing tribute to his legacy with an all-star list of skiers from around the World. Oh..and notice the opening shot of that beautiful Pisten Bully rolling up a ridgeline? Yeah, that is here in BC at Mustang Powder!

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When Skiing is Life

Who else can relate to this?

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With the season around the corner it is important that your loved ones are prepared. Powder is the most addictive of all drugs. When it is a snowin' we are a goin'!

Winter is coming friends...

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New Ski Hotel to Open in Rossland - The Josie Hotel

A new place to stay and recharge after a day shredding Kootenay pow!

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After skiing pillows all day you ca rest your head on some fresh pillows at night! Rossland has a new addition opening this November - The Josie Hotel. Located at the base of Red Mountain and just steps from the offices of our friends at Big Red Cats. It is going to be great to have another option in the iconic ski town of Rossland BC where tuckered out skiers can get a good nights rest with dreams of fluffy pow to ski the next day!

Here is the official news release with all the juicy details:


Boutique Accommodations Meet Authentic - Red Mountain Adventure at The Josie

Rossland BC Canada - The Josie Hotel (The Josie), a Noble House Hotels & Resorts property in partnership with William Cole Companies, is set to open its doors on November 28, 2018, transforming Rossland into one of North America's major ski destinations. Located in Rossland, British Columbia, The Josie is the region's first boutique hotel of its kind and a true ski-in, ski-out property, providing luxury accommodation and an authentic mountain experience, just a few convenient steps from RED Mountain Resort's (RED) slopes.

The new destination hotel, named after one of the town's most notable mines, the Josie Mine, is situated at the base of RED, and the first stop along Canada's world-renowned Powder Highway, in the heart of the West Kootenays. Contemporary in its design, amenities and culinary philosophy, The Josie's 106 stylishly-appointed one-bedroom suites, guest rooms and studio suites offer luxurious bedding, spacious bathrooms and relaxing lounge areas, with all rooms boasting unrivalled vistas of RED and the surrounding Rossland range.


With Chef Marc-André Coquette at the helm, The Josie's full-service dining establishment, The Velvet Restaurant and Lounge (The Velvet), will represent the first gastronomic offering of its kind in both Rossland and the West Kootenay region. With a focus on exciting, locally-inspired craft cooking, the culinary team is working with a dedicated community of local suppliers, farmers, producers and vineyards. Welcoming hotel guests and locals alike, the menu houses a subtle French influence and offers a diverse range of dishes, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Leisure and Locale

The Josie's surroundings are a mecca for adventure, with RED boasting nearly 2,877 acres of pristine, unfettered terrain. Throughout winter, the hotel's prime location offers guests unprecedented access to cat skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, cross country skiing, curling, ice skating and hockey. RED was recently named as one of the best places in the world to visit by The NY Times and was also listed within the Top 20 resorts in North America for skiable terrain. The Josie will be equipped with a dedicated ski concierge, providing in-depth, local knowledge to guide guests through that 'epic day', taking advantage of RED's average annual snowfall of over 7.6 meters. Summer outdoor enthusiasts can experience Rossland's scenic hiking, fly fishing and lake fishing, horseback riding and mountain biking on more than 200 kilometres of perfectly maintained trails.

Spa and Wellness

Guests seeking a relaxing escape, or some post-adventure pampering, can unwind in the hotel's intimate spa and enjoy a curated menu of sensorial wellness treatments. The hotel's premier fitness facility will offer cardio and strength-training equipment. A mountainside pool will join the luxury amenities in 2019.

Meetings and Events

A prime spot for both the community, and visitors, to connect, The Josie encompasses more than 1,500 sq. ft. of unique venue space. Developed to accommodate corporate and social events, from small meetings to large conferences, family reunions, weddings, holiday parties and private gatherings, the hotel also offers an adjoining terrace for al fresco events.

"Whether seeking adventure or relaxation, people visit Rossland to escape life's fast pace and surroundings", says Mark Bell, General Manager of The Josie. "We are thrilled to be opening our doors to the people of Rossland, and we look forward to welcoming our visitors. The Josie was built to offer the region's first luxury, boutique accommodation, while capturing the warm, spirited, hospitable and adventurous personality of the town. We feel privileged to be a part of Rossland's growth as a unique Canadian destination."

To meet The Josie, please visit and follow @thejosiehotel. For more information on RED Mountain Resort and its year-round offerings, please visit

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